1/2 Scale X-Wing Maiden Flight: Red Leader DOWN! after 3 seconds.

Video: The Rocket-Powered X-Wing’s Flight…and Death – Gizmodo

Before long, the x-wing is ready to launch. And I’m ready to scream like a little girl being chased by bees in case things go haywire. The countdown begins with a T-minus 10 seconds. And I’m thinking about how many dollars, manhours and horsepower went into this thing: 1,700 lbs of thrust good for 90 mph, $7,000, 20 people, 8,000 man-hours (650 from Andy) all in the span of 6 months.

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